Petra Tourism & Travel Guide

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The temperature dipped from 22degs at dead sea to 2 as we reached Petra. It was 7:30 in the evening and in no time we checked into our hotel and headed out for "Petra by night"A 30 minutes walk from the entrance of the complex on a candle lit path, to witness the 'treasury' (Petra' s poster boy) gleaming with yellow light of 100s of candles below it, under a star studded sky. We couldn't have asked for a better end of our HECTIC first day in Jordan.(PBN starts at around 8:30pm , is organized only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and costs 17 JD).
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Tourism St., Petra - Wadi Musa

Weekend Getaways from Petra  

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From Aqaba, we again set off on an amazing jeep tour into the Wadi Rum desert. And as we reached Petra, we knew it was the perfect place for a history-lover like me. As a young boy, I often imitated the adventures of Indiana Jones and now I was breathing amongst the walls that had once stood for the Last Crusade! So without further adieu, we delved our curious and excited foot steps into the carved pink sandstone and soon made our grand entrance, through the winding canyon of Siq, finally to the legendary Al Khazneh (The Treasury). Walking past the stone-resurrected tombs and narrow gorges amidst the rocks that have withheld a metamorphosis with the passage of time. And finally we got lucky for our first glimpse!Marked in every corner by its history of Bedouin culture, yet it reeks of the once effluent Pharaoh's lavish interests. So as we headed out, content with ourselves of the historical essence our trip had brought on, we realised it was just impossible to stay in Petra for just a day. To get the feel of the ruins that shaped history, we decided we'll stay on and explore more. So in the coming days came the Roman Theater and the Royal Tombs and the magnificent show that we are glad we didn't miss- Petra by Night. And with the visit to the Mountain of Aaron, our trip came to an end.

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